January 26, 2020
Meeting Location
Heartline Café
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
1610 State Route 89A 
Sedona, AZ 86336
Jan 27, 2020
St. Andrews Church--2 to 7 p.m.
Jan 28, 2020
Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project
Feb 08, 2020
Fundraiser for Sedona Scorpion Booster Club
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Book Independence Corrupted

Judge author's book "Independence Corrupted"

Charles Benjamin Schudson, Judge Emeritus, told about his book "Independence Corrupted" during the club's Nov. 19 meeting. The book is about his judicial experiences as well as American constitutional history and evolving concepts of “independence” and “corruption.” His book has been nominated for the Chautauqua Prize, the ABA Silver Gavel Award, and the National Book Award. Schudson is a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus and served as a state and federal prosecutor, a trial and appellate judge, and as an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin. For many years, he served on the faculties of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Judicial College. He has taught at countless judicial colleges and conferences throughout America, and in recent years, served as a Fulbright Fellow teaching at law schools abroad. He also co-authored On Trial / America’s Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children (Beacon Press, 1989; 2d ed., 1991).
Meeting Highlights

Club helps with Third Annual Casino Night 

Don't miss the Third Annual Casino Night presented by the Sedona Scorpion Booster Club to be held Feb. 8, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sedona Hub, 525 Posse Ground Road. The event features a variety of gambling tables, appetizers, silent auction, live entertainment, including an Elvis Impersonator, and cash bar by Rotary Club of Sedona. Master of Ceremonies is Marc Sterling. Proceeds of the event to support extra curricular activities for junior and senior high school students, their sports teams and teachers. Tickets are $40 per person. For event, ticket and sponsor information go to 


Mata Ortiz Pottery Sale

The club will sponsor a sale event of the famous Mata Ortiz Pottery at Heartline Cafe from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. All are welcome to view and buy these incredibly artistic hand-molded and hand-painted pieces. Each is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Sizes vary from hostess gift size and price to large collector’s pieces. Geologist and expert on the pottery, Dr. John Bezy, will present about the origins of Mata Ortiz pottery and how it is made during the Rotary Club of Sedona's program 1 to 1:30 p.m. John has authored numerous publications about the human and natural history of the Southwest and northern Mexico and conducts educational tours to Mata Ortiz and other parts of Mexico and Latin America. Guests are welcome to attend just the program or the full Rotary meeting starting at 1 p.m., which will include a delicious buffet luncheon by Heartline Café. Cost for the meal is $20. Please RSVP to Rotarian Jennette Bill at 928-301-1363. Proceeds from the pottery sale will fund Rotary Club of Sedona projects. 

Blazin' for Books fundraiser for Verde Valley Imagination Library

Please plan to attend Blazin’ for Books, the first celebration and fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the Verde Valley, to be held Feb. 23, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blazin’ M Ranch, 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Tickets are $50 per person and include a Chuckwagon dinner, special entertainment, raffle, silent and live auctions, and more. Proceeds from the event to benefit the Verde Valley Imagination Library (VVIL), the local affiliate that funds Dolly Parton’s program. Each month, 2,000 Verde Valley children ages 0 to 5 receive a free age-appropriate book labelled in their name, mailed directly to their home. The program costs $30 per child, per year for 12 quality books chosen by an advisory panel of educators.
“Babies are born listening and learning. Ninety percent of a child’s brain develops before kindergarten and reading together builds vocabulary and language, the foundation for literacy. Parent really are the first teachers,” said Dr. Jean Barton, Director of Enrollment and Promotion for the Verde Valley program. “We want every child to be ready to succeed in school “
Tickets are now available at contact Jennette Bill at (928) 301-1363 or

The Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off celebrates 10th Anniversary!

The 10th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, May 2, in conjunction with Tlaquepaque's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Weekend. The event raises funds for club projects including: Verde Valley Imagination Library, which provides free age-appropriate books to children from birth to kindergarten; Navajo Water Project, which installs systems into homes so children and their families can receive fresh water daily; feeding the disadvantaged; scholarships for local graduating seniors; sponsoring international exchange students, and more. Please secure your sponsorship now to be included in upcoming publicity. Sponsors will also be featured on the Chili Cook-Off web pages and in KUDOS thank you ad. Please help to support our programs at these levels: $2,500; $1,000; $500; and $250. To become a sponsor please contact Holli Ploog at  The Chili Cook-Off also features a hot, hot, hot silent auction, a major contributor to the event's success. To donate auction items please contact Lorena Schmidt at (602) 882-6186. 

Dates to Remember

Jan. 27--Community Supper, 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church
Jan. 28--Speaker Wendy Edwards, Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project
Feb. 8--Third Annual Casino Night, 6 to 10 p.m. at Sedona Hub, 525 Posse Ground Road
Feb. 11--Speaker John Bezy & History of Mata Ortiz Pottery (available for purchase)
Feb. 19--RYLA Luncheon at Red Rock High School, RSVP by Feb. 17 (see calendar)
Feb. 23--Imagination Library Fundraiser, Blazin' M Ranch, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
May 2--Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, 11 to 5 p.m. Tlaqueqpaque Arts & Shopping Village
Visit our web calendar for more details on above events
Editor: Linda M. Clark